25/12/2016 10:48 AM IST

Russian Plane Reported Missing With Up To 100 On Board

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SYRIA. MARCH 15, 2016. A Tupolev Tu-154 airliner and Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers on their way from the Hmeymim air base to their permanent base in Russia. On March 14, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to start the withdrawal of the main part of Russian forces from Syria. Video screen grab. Russian Defence Ministry's Press and Information Department/TASS (Photo by TASS\TASS via Getty Images)

(Reuters) - A Russian defense force Tu-154 aircraft has disappeared from radar, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Sunday.

Citing Russian media, the BBC said the plane was believed to be carrying between 70 and 100 people when it went missing soon after taking off from the Black Sea resort of Sochi. 

(Reporting by Paul Tait; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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